- Flower nameAmorphophallus johnsonii
- Scientific nameAmorphophallus johnsonii
- AliasAmorphophallus johnsonii, corpse flower
- Place of originWest Africa
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Specific area
- Flowering seasonApril
What is Amorphophallus johnsonii
Amorphophallus johnsonii (scientific name: Amorphophallus johnsonii) is a perennial herbaceous plant native to West Africa, belonging to the taro family, Araceae. It grows naturally in the sandy soil of savannas. Ttitan arum, scientific name:Amorphophallus titanum, is one of the corpse flowers, which is a member of the giant coneflower family and like them, emits a foul smell like carrion. Reddish brown buds grow out of the soil. The sheathing leaves peel off to reveal the inflorescence. The inflorescence is made up of bracts and appendages.
The tube of the bracts is green and cup-shaped, and a long tongue-shaped portico at the upper end of the tube opens outward in a trumpet shape (looks like a flower). The appendages inside the bracts are vermilion and elongated cones, and as soon as the bracts open, the tips of the appendages emit a strong putrid smell that attracts beetles. The inside of the bract is reddish-purple and slippery, so that insects attracted by the smell can easily slip and fall off, making it impossible to climb. There is a layer of stamens below the bracts and a layer of pistils below the stamens. The pollen from the pistil is then passed on to the pistil to be pollinated by the beetle. After the female flowers are pollinated, the male flowers release their pollen and let the beetles eat it before collapsing. After flowering, many small orange fruits appear and die. Leaves develop after flowering.
Common name:Amorphophallus johnsonii, scientific name: Amorphophallus johnsonii, also known as corpse flower, Plant height: 200 cm; petiole length: 20-40 cm; petiole color: light green with dark green spots Leaf blade length: 100 cm, leaf shape: compound leaf, inflorescence shape: fleshy inflorescence, inflorescence shape: elongated cone, inflorescence length: 140 cm, flowering season: April; fruit diameter: 0.7 cm; fruit color: orange.